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  • Kronos Quartet's acclaimed 1992 album Pieces of Africa is now available on vinyl for the first time, from Nonesuch Records. The vinyl edition features the album on two 140-gram LPs. This "potent new brew of folk influences, Minimalism, and European forms by eight black, brown, and white African composers," as Time described it, became a cross-cultural and commercial landmark: the first album to top both the classical and world music Billboard charts.

     

  • Kronos Quartet released its Nonesuch Records debut album 30 years ago today, August 15, 1986. The self-titled album includes works by Peter Sculthorpe, Aulis Sallinen, Philip Glass, Conlon Nancarrow, and Jimi Hendrix. The Washington Post praised the group's "breadth of vision" throughout a collection "devoted to some of the most imaginative music of our time." The New York Times called it "the best recorded anthology yet to capture the heady diversity of musical idioms that this San Francisco quartet espouses."

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    Kronos draws from a remarkable range of composers, including Arvo Pärt, Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley, John Lurie, John Zorn. USA Today called it “the most inviting collection of 20th-century music in a long time, easily Kronos' most cohesive album.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Kronos Quartet:
    David Harrington, violin
    John Sherba, violin
    Hank Dutt, viola
    Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
    with
    San Francisco Girls Chorus (1)
    Elizabeth Appling, director
    Earl L. Miller, reed organ (1)
    Christian Marclay, turntables (5)
    Ohta Hiromi, voice (5)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet (1-4, 6-10)
    Recorded November 1987 at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA
    Engineer: John Newton
    Track 1 recorded January 1988 at St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA
    Engineers: Howard Johnston and John Newton
    Track 5 produced by John Zorn
    Recorded September 1987 at Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco, CA, by Howard Johnston, and at Metal Box Studio, Tokyo, Japan by Ono Seigen
    Mixed September 1987 at CBS Roppongi Studio, Tokyo, Japan by Ono Seigen
    Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

    Art direction and design: Kosh
    Cover photograph: Michele Clement

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Kronos Quartet
Release Date: 
Friday, September 30, 1988 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Kronos draws from a remarkable range of composers, including Arvo Pärt, Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley, John Lurie, John Zorn. USA Today called it “the most inviting collection of 20th-century music in a long time, easily Kronos' most cohesive album.”

Description: 

Kronos draws from a remarkable range of composers, including Arvo Pärt, Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley, John Lurie, John Zorn. USA Today called it “the most inviting collection of 20th-century music in a long time, easily Kronos' most cohesive album.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet (1-4, 6-10)
Recorded November 1987 at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA
Engineer: John Newton
Track 1 recorded January 1988 at St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA
Engineers: Howard Johnston and John Newton
Track 5 produced by John Zorn
Recorded September 1987 at Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco, CA, by Howard Johnston, and at Metal Box Studio, Tokyo, Japan by Ono Seigen
Mixed September 1987 at CBS Roppongi Studio, Tokyo, Japan by Ono Seigen
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

Art direction and design: Kosh
Cover photograph: Michele Clement

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79181

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Thursday, September 1, 1988 - 04:00
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Label: 
CD+MP3
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075597918168
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10.00
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MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
with
San Francisco Girls Chorus (1)
Elizabeth Appling, director
Earl L. Miller, reed organ (1)
Christian Marclay, turntables (5)
Ohta Hiromi, voice (5)

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